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Pendleton County Obituaries

Obituaries are posted with the permission of Debbie Dennie, Editor of the "Falmouth Outlook"

Former Gov. Nunn, 79, Versailles

Former Gov. Louie Broady Nunn, 79, of Versailles, Ky., passed away on Thursday January 29, 2004 at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born at Park in Barren County on March 8, 1924, he married the former Beula Cornelius Aspley of Glasgow in October 1950. They had two children; a daughter, Jenni Lou, in July 1951 and a son, Stephen in November 1952. Steve was elected to the Kentucky House, representing Barren County, in 1990. Louie and Beula Nunn were divorced in 1994, she passed away in 1995. A symbol of his party as the state’s last Republican governor for 32 years and the governor credited with starting Northern Kentucky University. Nunn, elected in 1967, was Kentucky’s last Republican governor before Ernie Fletcher was elected in November, he rode in the back of a convertible during Fletcher’s inaugural parade in December. Nunn thrived on political combat and was never far from the front. He sought statewide office four times and figured prominently in several other campaigns. His record was a mixture of heady victories and galling defeats.
Arrangements were not available late Thursday.